Fire crews tackle bracken fire at Hole of Horcum

Fire crews are currently dealing with a bracken fire on the North York Moors.

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 11:23 am

Crews from Pickering, Goathland and Whitby are in attendance at the scene close to the Hole of Horcum, a popular beauty spot.

Sustained dry and warm weather can make the moorland more susceptible to catching fire and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has previously warned the public against lighting fires or BBQs on dry grass or moorland.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Please take care if you're visiting the countryside during this warm/dry weather.

Smoke coming off the bracken fire. Picture: North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Smoke coming off the bracken fire. Picture: North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

"Remember if you spot a wild fire call 999 and ask for the fire service. Consider downloading something like What3Words to help give us an accurate location."

There are currently crews from three stations in attendance. Picture: North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service